conservative state so it might work for him. we'll see. >> what happened to the hastert rules you're not supposed to do anything unless most republicans support it. unless most republicans believe the president is a tyrannical socialist why do these people not stick with the hastert rule? >> with fund-raising letters you say some of the most obnoxious things. i guarantee you when steve mcmahon was drafting those letter for howard dean, he was saying some ob knox just things, too. >> no, no, no, no, no. >> come on, steve. >> i was going to give you an easy one. i'm going to be nice to you again tonight. what's the smart game in the republican party? is it the jindal, the bobby jindal, chris christie game of attacking the party from the outside or is it the inside players like rubio and ryan saying we're doing basically the right stuff we just got to refine it. what's the smart position? outside attacking in or inside defending and refining? >> well, i will put it this way. if you're in washington, d.c., you're defined by opposing the president. if you're outside of washington, d.c.